Those looking forward to both games should be delighted by the news.
Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu often ends up being among the first outlets to review several upcoming games, and their review scores and impressions can serve as a good indicator for the kind of reception we can see for the games in question. In their latest issue (via Ryokutya 2089), the magazine reviewed four more games, two of which were upcoming Switch exclusive Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, the long-awaited return of the flight combat franchise.
For those looking forward to any (or both) of those two, there’s good news- they’ve both scored pretty well in their reviews. Famitsu reviewers gave Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes three scores of 8 and one of nine, for a total score of 33/40. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, meanwhile, received three scores of 9, and one of eight, for a total score of 35/40. For the fans of both franchises, which have been dormant for some time, that is certainly good news- though of course, a single outlet’s reviews are never indicative of the larger public reception.
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes launches on the Nintendo Switch on January 18, with Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown coming out on PS4 and Xbox One on the same day, followed by a PC release on February 1.